Friday, 17 April 2015

Why PDP Pulled out of Tomorrow's Re-schedulled Poll in Edo

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The Peoples Democratic Party on Friday said it has pulled out of the rescheduled House of Assembly election in Orhionmwon II, scheduled to hold on April 18.‎

The Independent National Electoral Commission had rescheduled the exercise in 12 polling units, spread across four wards in Orhionmwon Local Government Area, mainly in Ukpato, Ugu and Evboesi.

According to the PDP Chairman in the council, Nosakhare Ogieva-Okunbor, the party took the decision after seeing that the electoral body had “manipulated the whole process”‎ in favour of the All Progressives Congress.
‎”Considering the flagrant and gross abuse of electoral process that have trailed the elections conducted so far, we have resolved to pull out of the election.
“INEC has manipulated the whole process. Results that are favourable to us from the previous election were rejected while those favourable to the APC were accepted,” Ogieva-Okunbor stated.
Meanwhile, the PDP candidate in the election, Mr. Friday Ogieriakhi, said participating in the exercise would be fruitless as major complaints tendered by the PDP to INEC had been rejected.
He added that the party would seek redress in court.
He said, “We will not dignify the fraud that is being perpetrated by INEC. We will challenge the result of the election in court and reclaim our mandate.”



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